I am somewhat amused at how John McCain's pick of Sarah Palin to be his running mate has made most of the professional media just go insane. I actually managed to have some free time last night to watch news and first turned into CNN. There was James Carville clearly freaking out. I think he is setting himself up for a heart attack come election day. The coverage was so bad, and mostly centered on news of the daughter's pregnancy, that I changed channels and then finally just shut the TV off.
Then turning to the Internet to read some news, I ran across this insanity:
" ... TOP GOP GOVERNOR: I'VE HEARD NO DISCUSSION ABOUT REMOVING MS. PALIN FROM THE TICKET ... "
Clearly this is in response to a question asked by a reporter. Surely the response is true. After all, why would there be any talk of removing a pick for VP that has instantly energized the entire Republican Party. Yet, by printing the comment as they did above gives the impression to their readers that the Republican ticket is in trouble. I can't see how doing this is of any benefit to their readers. It just gives them a false impression of the chances of their candidate and is more likely to cause M.P.D.S. (McCain/Palin Derangement Syndrome) at election time when Obama fails to win the Presidency.
In line with their completely dishonest, hack style of journalism, comes the title of this post mocking their crude work:
... I'VE HEARD NO DISCUSSION ABOUT REMOVING BARACK OBAMA FROM THE TICKET ...
My statement is also 100% true. However, I bet that not everyone can say that, especially anyone involved in halting the roll call vote at the Democrat National Convention to prevent Hillary supporters from throwing the convention into chaos by arranging a Hillary win. This brings to light a problem in attacking Mrs. Palin. Most every attack can be turned back onto the Democrats, in some cases in a more devastating fashion. Such as Obama having to state that he has more experience than the Republican VP Candidate. That kind of statement also makes a great headline and is more damaging to the candidate himself.
Every once in a while parts of the US Military will stand-down for a day to review what they have been doing whenever they run into a spate of mishaps. The liberal-leaning US media is one big train wreck. They really should take a step back and look at what they have become. Otherwise another surprise come January will be a White House Press Corp packed with New Media.
As for the story behind the GOP Governor statement. This is what was said:
Sounds somewhat encouraging for the Republican side, doesn't it.Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina said that he had heard no discussion about removing Ms. Palin from the ticket. In fact, he said, he thought her daughter's pregnancy would not hurt her with voters.
"People are looking for real," he said in an interview. "Real means blemishes, real means warts, real means real. These family imperfections make people say, 'That family isn't so different from my family.'"
Early reaction among women at the Republican convention to the news about Bristol Palin's pregnancy was almost uniformly supportive. - HP